Reblogging to boost the signal. Dolly Parton is a class act, even if far too many people don’t see it.
I’ll be honest. I used to think you were a bimbo. I used to think you flaunted your big boobs, teased hair, tiny waist, and your syrupy-sweet southern accent just to sell yourself and your brand as a country singer. Granted, I was raised in the Midwest and lived as an adult for many years in the Northeast. I didn’t get you, much less the South.
For example, I’d heard about your origins as a poor girl from the hills of East Tennessee, and when I learned you’d created a theme park in your native Sevier County I rolled my eyes. “Really, a theme park?” I thought. “As if rollercoasters will really help the people of rural Appalachia. Why not create something truly useful to give back to your community, like a library.”
You have created a library, actually, and possibly in a bigger and more…
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Thanks for sharing this, Tim. I’ve always loved Dolly for her generosity and genuineness (in the places where it counts!). Now I like her even more. It’s been so sad watching the devastation of the fires in your state. I hope people are starting to recover…it’s a long road.
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